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LinuxPR: Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Sponsors New XML...Open Source Instant Message Technology

Sep 09, 1999, 16:28 (1 Talkback[s])

"Webb Interactive Services, Inc...announced today a commitment to support and integrate Jabber.org's effort to create the world's first open source, XML-based instant messaging technology. Coincident with this commitment, Jeremie Miller, Jabber.org's founder, has joined Webb and will continue his role in managing the open source initiative."

"The commitment from Webb will include funding, software development resources, and community management services in an effort to help increase the momentum and support for Jabber.org. Webb will integrate the Jabber IM system into its CommunityWare/XML platform. Through this commitment, Jabber.org will receive increased developer attention that will accelerate the momentum to create a truly open environment for future Internet messaging applications..."

"As we were engineering an XML-based architecture for CommunityWare, we became aware of the growing movement to open source IM, and performed a detailed engineering review of the software under development," explained Chris Fanjoy, Webb's Senior VP of Technology. "Jabber's architecture of employing XML as the transport protocol, interoperability with other IM services and open development access to a wide variety of web environments was ideal. We chose to throw our support behind this open source movement, and help propel a truly open, next generation approach."

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